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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sabbath Keeping

"If a man die, shall he live again?
All the days of my appointed time will I wait,
till my change come."
~ Job 14:14 ~

"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal." ~ Thomas Moore ~

"There are no crown-wearers in heaven
who were not cross-bearers here below."
~ Charles Spurgeon

"For the Christian, heaven is where Jesus is. We do not need to speculate on what heaven will be like. It is enough to know that we will be forever with Him."
~ William Barclay ~

"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
Aim at earth and you get neither."
~ C. S. Lewis

"To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here." ~ Jonathan Edwards ~

"Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries."
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Heaven will be the perfection we've always longed for. All the things that made Earth unlovely and tragic will be absent in heaven." ~ Billy Graham ~

"I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years." ~ Martin Luther ~

"I would rather go to heaven alone than go to hell in company." ~ R. A. Torrey ~

"Those who go to Heaven ride on a pass and enter into blessings that they never earned, but all who go to hell pay their own way." ~ John R. Rice ~

"I have all this and Heaven too." ~ Sandra ~

"Life, if properly viewed in any aspect, is great, but mainly great when viewed in its relation to the world to come." ~ Albert Barnes ~

"The way you store up treasure in heaven is by investing in getting people there."
~ Rick Warren ~

"I have all that I need here and heaven hereafter! How much richer could anybody want to be?" ~ Lester Roloff ~

"Don't be so heavenly minded,
you're no earthly good."
~ proverb ~

"Heaven doesn't make this life less important;
it makes it more important."
~ Billy Graham ~

"The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained."
~ George Washington ~

"Better limp all the way to heaven than not get there at all." ~ William Ashley ~

"He whose head is in heaven
need not fear to put his feet into the grave."
~ Matthew Henry ~

"Heaven is not a figment of imagination. It is not a feeling or an emotion. It is not the "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." It is a prepared place for a prepared people."
~ Dr. David Jeremiah ~

"Let heaven fill your thoughts instead. Because when you do, everything on earth gets placed in its proper perspective." ~ Greg Laurie ~

"There is only one way to be certain that you are on your way to Heaven and that is through faith in Jesus." ~ John Stange ~

"Heaven has a road, but no one travels it;
Hell has no gate but men will dig to get there."
~ proverb

"Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death." ~ William Gurnall ~

"The first step toward Heaven is to see ourselves near hell." ~ Thomas Brooks ~

"Joy is the serious business of Heaven." 
~ C. S. Lewis ~

"My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going."
~ John 14:2-4

Please pray for ~ Sissie at Shabby Cottage ~ Jim ~ Diana ~ Katie ~ Alyssa ~ Tammy ~ Stephanie ~ Steve ~ Sandra ~


  1. Dear Sandra, you found a lot of heavenly proverbs. I think, you have an intense contact to heaven and to those, who already are less or more or complete heavenly. I love especially the words of Charles Spurgeon, but all the others, too. Blessings to you, brave sister in Christ, from the Bavarian Forest

    1. Dori, my Daddy always says, "I'm ready to go but I'm not homesick." Even as trying (and it is Very Trying at times!) this life is, I'm still not wanting to leave it behind. Spurgeon encourages us all to be better Christians, doesn't he?

    2. Your Dad was I think wonderful, Sandra!
      Yes, Spurgeon is encouraging me, too!!

    3. Yes, Daddy is wonderful...he and Mom are two of my heros.

  2. Good Evening, Sandra. Thank you for the post tonight. I am praying for each of you on the prayer list. God bless you. Love, Mildred

    1. Mildred, the fields are white with harvest; thank you for praying.

  3. Is the star in the photo Jupiter? Here Jupiter shines in the evening very light and strong!

    1. Dori, I'm sorry but I don't know. It's the western sky at early evening...just after sunet, if that's of any help.

    2. So it is VENUS - she's always in connection with the sun - evening or morning. Here we have the Jupiter, he is all the night, comes early eveńing and shines very light, too, like the Venus.

    3. Oh knew. I wanted to say Venus but really didn't know. Thanks for saying!

  4. You and I share so many life-changing experiences
    Sandra dear, and I thank you for the great comfort I derive from your Sabbath Keeping. I can
    well understand why Dave is still on your lips and at your fingertips as you type. So great a love cannot be extinguished or truly dimmed. I
    am praying your world will be restored to order and peace, with much beauty added along the way...In the meantime, the "crew" sounds like a blessing with whom you can share Church, and I believe so much good will emerge from the mishaps and disorder as a result. Sharing in your prayers for others.

    1. Dear Heritage Hall...are you local to me? If so, let's go have lunch. I'm ready for a few "normals" in my weary of the battles.

  5. Beautiful words and a beautiful photo, Sandra.

    1. Thank you, Amalia...I really like the photo and encouragement quotes.

  6. Browning's words illustrate so concretely what we heard in a homily lately: how God meant creation to bring us into communion with Him, but we have become mere consumers.

    Thank you, Sandra.

    1. Sad but true, Gretchen; a pithy observation.

  7. Hi Sandra, I agree, God is busy. We should thank him
    for the blessings we have. Stay warm, I just found out no hot water, that's my heat?? 10 degrees, and company coming.. yvonne

    1. God is busy but never too busy to hear from His children. He hears a lot from me (lol)...praise, thanks, appeal, talking about weather, chores...I "cast all my cares on Him for He cares for me." Hopefully, you've got the lack of hot water problem fixed. Have you thought more about moving to southern climes?

  8. Blessings to you!!!


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